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2014 Hyundai Azera Limited Trump National Golf Club Valet Los Angeles

The minute I spy days-off on JetSet Tot’s school calendar in our near future, my wheels start spinning. Only this time, our “wheels” were literally provided by our good friends at Hyundai. They dropped off a sleek 2014 Hyundai Azera Limited for us to experience during our Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula getaway. 

As I mentioned in my Step One: Car Buying post, the best way to determine if the auto is the right fit it is important to arrange a proper long term test drive when possible. This way, not only can you get a solid feel for the automobile, but you can determine whether you can really imagine yourself owning this car for the next few years. 

2014 Hyundai Azera Limited sedan body design

Let’s just cut to the chase, the 2014 Hyundai Azera Limited is a pretty car. It has substance and there is no denying the fact at any angle, this set of wheels is a looker. Such a looker that I couldn’t wait to pull up to the valet line. But what about practicability and optional features?  Answer: yes, yes and YES! Just wait until you see the complete 2014 Hyundi Azera Limited gallery at the end of this post. Seeing is believing. 

First Stop: Brunch at Terranea Resort

See, I told you she was going to turn heads at the valet line and she did. In a sea of luxury automobiles, not only did she hold her own, but she was the most talked about. I kid you not! We were approached a questioned about the car on three different occasions.

And brunch wasn’t too shabby either…

Terranea Resort brunch

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 265-2800

Next up: Discovery Point Trail

For those with a little time to spare, I highly recommend hiking the Discovery Point Trail after brunch. The views are incredible and it’s a great way to fight the food coma you are about to succumb to after that incredible brunch. Pay close attention and listen for the sound of bells, because guests at Nelson’s restaurant will toll the bell when sea life mammals like whales, dolphins and sea lions are spied off the coast.

Rancho Palos Verdes Beach

During our early afternoon hike, we spotted a lighthouse in the distance. This definitely piqued our interest and we couldn’t get up there and snoop around quick enough. 

San Vicente Light and Interpretive Center Rancho Palos Verdes

 

The Pt. Vicente Lighthouse and  Point Vicente Interpretive Center did not disappoint. The park is available from dawn to dusk and dogs on a leash are welcomed. The museum is opened daily from 10am – 5pm. 

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 377-5370 

bashi: Happy Hour

The afternoon flew by starting to get a little hungry, and could clearly see the sun was beginning to set. Rancho Palos Verdes has some of the most incredible sunsets in the world, so we wanted a front row seat while noshing on oysters + good eats over at Chef Bruce’s bash. Bashi serves contemporary Asian and our family loved it so much that one weekend we had dinner, at the leftovers for breakfast and returned the next day for lunch. 

Terranea Resort bashi happy hour oysters

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 265-2703

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles

We had a few good minutes left of sunlight and wanted to take advantage of the beautiful photo ops at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. The weather was beautiful and I’d be lying if I said we weren’t hoping to catch a glimpse of “The Donald.” 

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles signage

1 Trump National Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 265-5000

2014 Hyundai Azera Limited 

I’m impressed. This car hugged those turns on the California coastal road with ease and passion.  Beyond the style, I was comfortable, loved the way the ride felt, impressed with the options and enjoyed our little road trip. Be prepared, it is a bit heavy on gas for a sedan. The backseat is not as booster seat friendly as we had hoped. For stability, we needed to have our daughter seated in the middle. The booster would easily shift on either window seat. The trunk space was fantastic, as was the overall visibility.

Click photo to expand the photo gallery.

 

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, curates luxury travel and fine-dining with a sprinkle of fashion & pop culture. Follow her latest travels, and first hand look at her behind-the-scenes antics visit Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

 
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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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7 COMMENTS
  • diane September 24, 2014

    I would love to have a car that could handle roads like that so smoothly! And looks like you had an awesome time out and about with it!

  • Raijean September 24, 2014

    That car is a beauty, love the white!

  • Daisy September 24, 2014

    This car looks perfect for in terms of size and how stylish it is. Our warranty is up soon, so we’ll be shopping for a new car soon and I’m adding this to the list.

  • Rosey September 24, 2014

    Oh, I’d have wanted to go snooping too. I like lighthouses. This car is SLEEK looking. Kudos to Hyundai for style.

  • Beeb Ashcroft September 24, 2014

    After driving a Hyundai for the first time this summer during a roadtrip through Alabama, I have to say that it was so much fun – I’ll never forget roadtrippin’ in a Hyundai! Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I love that this model has so much trunk space, I can always use that!

  • katrina g September 24, 2014

    those pics look great. also looks like the car has a huge trunk!

  • Jenn November 11, 2014

    The scenery is beautiful and it love how classy the car looks. Hyundai has come a long way since I remember them.

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